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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who are the Department's Secretaries, and what about the the architecture of the Herbert Hoover Building?

Is the National Aquarium located in the Department of Commerce?
No. The National Aquarium in Washington, DC, closed on September 30, 2013, after 140 years. The National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD is still active and open to the public.

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Minority Business Opportunities
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Census
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Careers in Commerce
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Faith-Based Community Initiatives
How does the Department of Commerce participate in the President's Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Initiatives?

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